Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) has launched the ABK IT Academy, the first programme designed to prepare new Kuwaiti graduates for Information Technology jobs within the banking sector
The ABK IT Academy’s first batch of students have begun training, with the programme running until October 1.
Training is given on the main IT systems used at ABK, including the Finacle Core Banking solution, the PowerCARD payment processing system, and key Oracle and Microsoft solutions.
The programme also provides graduates with the human and soft skills needed to prepare them for entry into the workplace, and to enable them to develop careers as IT professionals in the banking industry.
ABK launched the ABK IT Academy as part of its commitment to supporting the Kuwaiti education sector and its active role in driving workforce nationalisation within the country, by providing Kuwaiti graduates with the support they need to develop careers in sectors that are not serviced by local talent.
The bank is investing in technology and innovation in line with its ‘Simpler Banking’ and Digital Transformation strategy, and continuously strives to improve its customers’ digital experience.